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Food scene in Sarasota

Seafood Restaurant
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“One of the oldest waterfront restaurants in Sarasota. right in downtown Sarasota on the water. booking Table for dinner around Sunset, you will have an amazing view while eating an incredible dinner in the fine dining room upstairs or if you prefer a casual dining experience downstairs and out on the docks. great food and great atmosphere!”
67 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The outdoor space behind the restaurant is amazing with live music going on most nights, oysters being grilled over an open fire, and so much more. Pro tip: The wait can be super long, so visit when you have some time on your hands, put your name in with the host and then sit out back, listen to music and sip some drinks while you wait. ”
69 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is a great place to meet locals for a drink and live music. you can watch the boats come in and out of the Marina. if you want to get out on the water, this is the place to rent jet skies and boats. ”
45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a Sarasota icon. It’s both a fresh fish market and restaurant (which is always packed with people). When it’s high season and I haven’t been out diving to spear my own fish, I come here to buy rather than Big Water fish market due to traffic to get over to Siesta Key. They have an extensive selection of fish, both local and imported. I tend to buy locally sourced for a variety of reasons, but if you’re in need of a nice tuna steak or another variety, they’ve got it. They also have very good Key Lime pie. You can buy a whole one to take with you! ”
30 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“You can have a great meal while you watch the movie in a super comfy recliner. Perfect on a rainy day. It is literally a 5 minute walk from the front door. ”
41 locals recommend
South American Restaurant
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“Probably our favourite high end restaurant at the moment. The ceviche is excellent as is the Crab Napoleon. The short ribs are to die for! ”
31 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Great Amish cooking, the have a fruit and veggie market. Fun place to visit.”
24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There are several locations, there is one on Siesta Key, great place. ”
22 locals recommend
Bar
“Varied New American menu, cocktails & live music presented outside in a tiki-inspired setting.”
28 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing dishes and world class experience. They 1905 salad and the sangria are the best in town! ”
26 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Small little mall that has a great dine in movie theater . Very high end and clean and has many shops surrounding it.”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Shore is a fun place with inside and covered outdoor seating. Great place for lunch, dinner, or just drinks. They also have a great brunch. I like the kale caesar with a glass of rose' or the veggie burger. ”
22 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Joint
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“Sleek, high-energy option for Southern comfort food, live bands & down-home cocktails.”
26 locals recommend
Café
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“Sophisticated hangout with elevated pub fare and specialty cocktails, plus brunch and lunchtime tacos. My husband and I were leaving a showing at the Sarasota Film Festival and walked by Clasico Cafe on our way to our car. We were stopped by the inviting outside tables individually situated under overhangs of lush bougainvillea. Great ambience. We both ordered martinis and salad. My husband had the asparagus salad with a fried poached egg! We had never heard of an egg done that way. It was delicious! I had the Cobb salad, which was the most beautiful and best tasting Cobb salad I've ever had. The chicken was done perfectly and the 1/2 avocado was thinly sliced and perfectly ripe. Martinis were great, too! Wonderful impromptu stop that will be a destination in the future.”
19 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Want to treat yourself? This deli has it all! Beautiful food prepared in store. Well worth a visit just to breath in the atmosphere.”
21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Excellent locally sourced dining experience in an adorable bungalow house downtown.”
26 locals recommend